Prof. Paul Franks Lund University, Sweden

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Paul Franks is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Lund University Diabetes Centre in Malmö, Sweden and an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he is actively involved in teaching and research. In Lund, Dr. Franks leads the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit. Paul studies the complex... read moreinterplay between genetic and environmental risk factors in the aetiology of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other complex traits. Franks has authored around 150 original research articles, reviews, chapters and editorials in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Genetics, Diabetes, Human Molecular Genetics and PLoS Genetics, and he is the Principal Investigator on roughly 35 awarded grants from national and international funding agencies. His research interests remain focused on early-life risk factors and gene-lifestyle interactions as they relate to type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.